Lame-Duck Congress Defers Budget Decisions Congress passes a stop-gap spending measure to take the nation past the lame-duck legislative session and fund government agencies through Jan. 11. The new Congress will take up much-delayed budget bills. NPR's Bob Edwards discusses the move with economist Robert Reischauer.

Lame-Duck Congress Defers Budget Decisions

Lame-Duck Congress Defers Budget Decisions

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Congress passes a stop-gap spending measure to take the nation past the lame-duck legislative session and fund government agencies through Jan. 11. The new Congress will take up much-delayed budget bills. NPR's Bob Edwards discusses the move with economist Robert Reischauer.